Cheery Card for A Friend

What better way to celebrate World Laughter Day on May 3rd than to make a cheery card for a friend who makes you smile! It’s time to play at Festive Friday – Home of the Inspo List!

Cheery Card Friend

For this week’s challenge,  we are inspired by World Laughter Day.  Remember – at Festive Friday, you do not need to actually celebrate the occasion.  Your goal is to simply use three or more items from the inspiration list on your project.  I used yellow, red and sequins on my card this week.  I can’t wait to see what YOU create!

cheery card for a friend

Colors of the Day

cheery card for a friend

The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

Today’s cheery color palette has a bit of a retro vibe, don’t you think?  Sadly, all of the dies used on today’s card are, or will be, retiring.  Stitched Shapes is a staple of mine, and is currently on low inventory.  I have probably used this die set more than any set I have ever owned.  The Best Plaid Builder dies are 20% off.  While they may not be everyone’s cup of tea, I am mad about plaid. I will definitely be holding on to mine.  And what about the adorable Many Hearts dies!  I LOVE them.  They are currently in the January – June Mini Catalog, and will be leaving us at the end of June.

cheery card for a friend

With just a few cranks of the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine,  today’s card came together quickly.   Bitty butterflies, a tiny heart, and self-adhesive sequins accent the sweet sentiment.  This cheery card for a friend will definitely be a day brightener!

To download a free step-by-step tutorial for today’s Cheery Card for A Friend, which includes all the paper measurements and all of the current products used,  please click on the button below. For every card which has been posted on my blog this year, there is a free tutorial.

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For more inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the  Festive Friday Challenge Design team.

Ann Schach

Beth McCullough

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert

Melanie Hungerford

Helen Jennings

Stephanie Lanzalotto

Melva Peters

Judy Rozema

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  1. Love these colors together (Bermuda Bay is my #1 Stampin’ Up color) and the plaid background is definitely one to keep. Great card!

  2. Your friend is sure to love this bright and happy card! I agree with you about the Stitched Shapes dies, they are my most used dies too. Have a great day!

  3. Love your bright and happy card! The plaid builder dies is one of my favorites!

  4. Sweet card Ann!

  5. Very retro and cheery! Love the colors!

  6. Love your bright and cheerful card. Wonderful use of color. I love the plaid background and the sentiment is lovely.

  7. I love your card Ann! Thanks so much for your inspiration!

  8. Beautiful and cheerful card; one to brighten up anyone’s day. Them tiny flutterbies are just adorable along with the sweetness of them hearts ^ a beautiful sentiment to go along with.
    Enjoy your day and have a wonderful weekend.

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